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Righini, Vincenzo (1756-1812)



Il Natal d’Apollo,  Aria “Ombra dolente”

Soprano, oboe, 2 bassoons , strings.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz Mus.ms 18559, RISM 452500421

CD Damrau Virgin Classics 0946 3 95250 2 7, track 4





Atalanta e Meleagro, (Berlin 1797)

Aria # 10 “Bella de’ Boschi diva” preceded by recit “Stelle qual”

Tenor, (or soprano - see below), fagotto obl., strings, oboes, horns.

This is almost certainly the aria that is mentioned in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung

(see text below) vol 7 page 517 of 1st May 1805, sung by a soprano, with the

obbligato played by Carl Bärmann (1782-1842).  For details of Bärmann’s career, see

Hodges WJ,  A biographical dictionary of bassoonists born before 1825, Vol 1 pp 62-72.

At least three sources are available:

1.  Opera Score: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung

D-B  RISM 452501581  


2. The aria as excerpt: Score: Statens Musikbibliotek Stockholm S-Skma

RISM 190022917  http://www.muslib.se/

Link to incipit of score, reproduced with generous permission of the Statens Musikbibliothek, Stockholm. (The Music Library of Sweden, formerly Musikaliska Akademiens Bibliothek).


3. Parts:  Ratschulbibliothek Zwickau  ratsschulbibliothek@zwickau.de

D-Z RISM 220031263 (RSB Mus 72.1)

The title page of these parts reads “Arie della Festa theatrale”

Link to solo fagotto part


Aria “Mit Dank erfüllter Seele bet’ ich dich Vater an”

Tenor, fagotto solo, oboes, horns, strings

This aria is musically identical to the aria “Bella de’ Boschi diva” from

Atalanta and Meleagro listed above.

Score and parts: St Georgen Musikarchiv, D-08371, Glauchau

RISM 230005076


Aria "Dilecta Deo et hominibus"

Soprano, fagotto solo, oboes, horns, strings

Parts: Székesegyházi Kottatár Veszprém (Grad 559)

RISM 530001248

This aria includes an extensive cadenza for soprano and fagotto

Reference to the two arias above:

Kleinicke K-J: Das kirchenmusikalische Schaffen von Vincenzo Righini

Hans Schneider Verlag, Tutzing, 1984, pp 114-115.


Alcide al bivio (1790) Aria: "Non verranno a turbarti" 

Soprano, virtuoso oboe obligato, bassoon, orchestra

Musik-Teaterbiblioteket, Stockholm S-Skma (S-Skma/T-SE-R) RISM 190022907

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSAh6p-NrBU


Il Trionfo d'Arianna (1793)

Aria "Questo raggio lusinghiero"

Soprano, clarinetto solo, fagotto solo, orchestra

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung

D-B/Mus.ms. 18561   RISM: 452501575


Enea e Lazio (1793)

Aria, Act 3, "Rasserena i vaghi rai" (Nützt der flüchtgen Lebensweise)

Tenor (Turno), oboe solo, fagotto solo, strings, horns

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Score: D-B/Mus.ms.18570/2 (pp 227-241), RISM 452501623

Parts: D-B/Mus.ms.18560/5c, RISM 452501572.


Reference to the aria from Atalanta e Meleagro:

Righini Atalanta AMZ